1 1/2-litre Grand Prix Racing: Low Power, High Tech

Author : Mark Whitelock
Publisher : Veloce Publishing(10-Aug-2006)
Hardcover : 336 pages
ISBN 10 : 184584016X
ISBN 13 : 9781845840167
Language : English
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This is the story of a Grand Prix formula that no British constructor wanted but which became one that they would almost totally dominate. It has remained largely overlooked due to the perception that the cars were underpowered and hence unspectacular. Such a perception ignores the significant technical developments that took place that are now taken for granted, such as monocoque chassis construction. It saw the career of Stirling Moss come to a premature end, but in his absence the rise to prominence of a new breed of British drivers in Jim Clark, Graham Hill and John Surtees. Over 200 photos and contemporary technical material outline the engineering achievements as well as the exploits of the constructors. With a foreword by Raymond Baxter.